Three weeks left of qualifying for legislative races with still no decision on redistricting

Rep. Jim Beckett-R, of Bruce, is challenged by Steve Whitten-D, of Calhoun City, in District 23.
Rep. Preston Sullivan-D, of Okolona, who represents Vardaman and extreme eastern Calhoun County in district 22, is challenged by Republican Stephen Griffin of Woodland.
Dr. Sid Bondurant-R, of Grenada, is unopposed thus far in District 24, which includes the southwest corner of Calhoun County.
Incumbents Nickey Browning-D, of Ecru, and Gary Jackson-R, of Weir, are the only qualifiers thus far in Senate districts three and 15. Browning represents Northern Calhoun County and Jackson a small snippet on the south end of the county.
There currently is no qualifier in Senate District eight, previously held by the late Jack Gordon of Okolona. Gordon died last Saturday of brain cancer.

Calhoun Journal
5/10/11